44th Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon

March 16, 2018 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center

 “I can’t tell you how impressed I was by the Public Safety Awards luncheon.  The fanfare brought to the opening ceremonies by the marvelous Montgomery County Firefighters Pipes and Drums set the tone for an inspirational afternoon.  Listening to the honorees’ stories of trial and valor left no one in the room untouched.  The event served as a reminder of how thankful we are to have such men and women keeping us safe.  The SAMS team was proud to be part of it.” - Staci Redmon, President and CEO, Strategy and Management Services (SAMS)


On March 31, 2017, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) assembled over 1,100 business, government, and public safety leaders at the 43rd Annual MCCC Public Safety Awards Luncheon to thank the brave men and women who protect our community 24/7.

The event culminated with a video showing dramatic body camera footage from the August 2016 Flower Branch Apartment fire where MCPD and MCFRS worked tirelessly to save and protect lives. Video can be viewed here.

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In total, there were

  • 21 Valor Award Recipients for 8 incidents,
  • 3 Unit Citations and
  • 1 MCCC Public Safety Community Service Award.

Incidents were presented by emcees Aaron Gilchrist, NBC News4 Anchor, and Erika Gonzalez, NBC News4 Anchor.  See the full list of Valor Award Winners in the press release. Stories of each incident are included in the program book.

Other awards included:

MCCC Public Safety Government Partner of the Year
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland accepted by United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein

The MCCC Public Safety Corporate Vital Link
Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers: Intox-a-lock, LifeSafer, and Smart Start

MCCC Public Safety Champion of the Year
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)





Public Safety Scholarship Fund

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation (MCCCF) supports the Public Safety Scholarship Fund at Montgomery College to fund the studies of students who are children of current or past Montgomery County public safety professionals or who are studying to pursue a career in public safety.

The Public Safety Scholarship at Montgomery College is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and families who are giving their lives to the safety of our community.

For more information and to donate, visit www.mcccmd.com/foundation



The 42nd Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon was held on 11, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center. Nearly 1,300 attendees gathered to hear incredible stories of valor and honor the men and women who keep us safe every day.

The recognition included

  • 12 Valor Awards
  • 2 MCCC Public Safety Community Service Awards
  • 2 MCCC Public Safety Unit Citations: Montgomery County First Responders to the Baltimore Riots and Rockville Assault 
  • Public Safety Corporate Vital Link: Lee Development Group
  • Public Safety Government Partner of the Year: National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Line of Duty Death Tribute to Police Officer Noah Leotta

2016 Program Book

2016 Pictures

2016 Press Release







MCCC Strategic Partners